Lissodema cursor


A small (2.5 to 3.6 mm) species with a dark brown, or blackish body. This species has small spikes around the edge of the pronotum but these may be very difficult to see without magnification.

Identification difficulty
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The species of this family may be found under bark or in the small branches of trees and hedgerow shrubs.  

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

The adults and larvae feed on other insects which are living on wood and fungi.

UK Status

The species seems to be widespread in England, but true status is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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